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    Some of the basics can be learnt via the MAN...

    Some of the basics can be learnt via the MAN (online manual display) command:
    https://sites.ualberta.ca/dept/chemeng/AIX-43/share/man/info/C/a_doc_lib/cmds/aixcmds3/toc.htm
  2. Way back when, I used the UNIVBE driver to get a...

    Way back when, I used the UNIVBE driver to get a Paradise PVGA card operational:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UniVBE
  3. The precise interface and/or model number would...

    The precise interface and/or model number would help.

    Try Stason.org for many jumper/switch settings:
    https://stason.org/TULARC/pc/optical-cd-drives/index.html
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    FlashFloppy (firmware 2.14 - stable) is what I've...

    FlashFloppy (firmware 2.14 - stable) is what I've used successfully with Gotek drives and IBM PS/2s with adapter cables for their 40-pin and 34-pin interfaces without separate 4-pin power inputs.
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  5. If you need SoDIMMs to increase the memory...

    If you need SoDIMMs to increase the memory complement, I have a fair few from that era. PM me if you're interested. I don't visit often, but should get e-mail notifications of new PMs.
  6. The Toshiba SatPro 410CDT and 430CDT both had the...

    The Toshiba SatPro 410CDT and 430CDT both had the possibility to install either the Floppy Drive or the CD-ROM drive in the base, the deeper Floppy Drive is the reason for the deeper slot end. I...
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    I don't know where the Borland C++ 2.0 Manual...

    I don't know where the Borland C++ 2.0 Manual went, offhand.
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    Unlikely, as the Model 60's BIOS ROMs are 4-way...

    Unlikely, as the Model 60's BIOS ROMs are 4-way (4 x 32KB, i.e. 2 x 64KB banks?).
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/8565/8560.html

    As opposed to the Model 50's 2 x 64KB and different no. of slots...
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    They're getting on for 30+ years old, I doubt...

    They're getting on for 30+ years old, I doubt many clone FDDs will last that long. They just need re-capping, if they haven't been used/left in defective state for too long.

    "We" know the IBM FDD...
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    I have that flavour (DOS and OS/2 compatible),...

    I have that flavour (DOS and OS/2 compatible), but I need it!
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    220h is usually Sound Blaster compatible Primary...

    220h is usually Sound Blaster compatible Primary Address, 240h is a good bet. Intel PCMCIA 365SL chips tend to 2E0h.
  12. There were parts For Sale, I don't know if they...

    There were parts For Sale, I don't know if they still are:...
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    Different NLS (National Language Support) keycaps...

    Different NLS (National Language Support) keycaps can (*maybe* for Polish) be found in eBay listings, one great feature of the Model M class keyboards. If not, custom printing of them is also...
  14. Non-System Disk, from a system usually means...

    Non-System Disk, from a system usually means missing BIOS interface, DOS Kernel and COMMAND.COM files. Booting a PC-DOS Diskette (or MS-DOS if you have to) and doing a SYS C: usually fixes that...
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    Search eBay, you'll find them.

    Search eBay, you'll find them.
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    Join "our" (The MCA Mafia/Militia) Facebook...

    Join "our" (The MCA Mafia/Militia) Facebook Group, I did a whole thread on Gotek adapter cables and recommended usage of FlashFloppy based firmware and configuration for the various hardware mod.s....
  17. Ask Ardent-Blue, it's a WD/SMC8003EP/A and I...

    Ask Ardent-Blue, it's a WD/SMC8003EP/A and I can't seem to find one in my pile.

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/NIC/smc_8003.html
  18. For all the wannabe PS/2 gamers, I have been...

    For all the wannabe PS/2 gamers, I have been working on rationalisng the supporting IBM software packages and drivers for many of the IBM/TI TMS320 DSP-based sound adapters, but Texelec are now...
  19. I have a mountain of adapters to sort through,...

    I have a mountain of adapters to sort through, after a major investment in (all I could reasonably afford at the time) a very large number of MCA bus based system units (PS/2s, PC Servers and...
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    I've seen that P/N in a German eBay listing, and...

    I've seen that P/N in a German eBay listing, and the RJ45(RJ11/RJ12?) connector seems standard, implying it's for a terminal's base unit (e.g. 3290?). The 3483 appears to be able to use the true...
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    If it has a PCI bus maybe I can supply, otherwise...

    If it has a PCI bus maybe I can supply, otherwise I know nothing about a "classic Casablanca".
  22. The closest I could come to B. Holland Associates...

    The closest I could come to B. Holland Associates is the B. Holland Enterprises Inc. of Colorado:
    https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_co/19871370826
  23. But software is only written/ported to a...

    But software is only written/ported to a reasonably sized existing hardware market. The IBM name and PC came first and had both CPM/86 and MS-DOS 1.x (SCP86) Operating Systems available.
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    Unless some chips are socketed (in which case...

    Unless some chips are socketed (in which case give a good press down) most likely. We're talking 25-30 year old components, and I'm not sure that the PS/1 build quality was on a par with the PS/2s,...
  25. Thread: are these junk?

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    "If it looks too good to be true..."? Not that...

    "If it looks too good to be true..."?

    Not that some of the technology that comes out of China can't be remarkably cheap and fully functional as expected/described, but "Caveat Emptor" is the...
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